Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Wednesday, July 14, 2021


 The Journeymen:  John Phillips, Scott McKenzie, and Dick Weissman.  Phillips and McKenzie were childhood friends.  After the group had some success, Phillips was suggested as a replacement for Dave Guard in The Kingston Trio  turned down(which he turned down) and MacKenzie began to develop mental health issues.  As McKenzie's problems worsened, the friendship deteriorated.  Phillips married Michelle Gilliam and the trio disbanded in 1963.  John  and Michelle Phillips jined Marshall Brickmn to form The New Journeymen.  When Brickman left that group, Phillips recuited Dennie Doherty.  In 1965 the trio joined Cass Elliot to form the Mamas and the Papas.  McKenzie, who had often taken the lead in singing, had a hit in 1967, San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Slome Flowers in Your Hair), written and co-produced by Phillips.

Phillips had a well-known drug problem, but when later reliable stories of his incestuous affair with his daughter McKenzie Philips, cam oput, he was revealed to be a horrible man.  Still, for what it's worth, he had talent

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